Benign Cyst in the Popliteal Fossa: A Cadaveric Case Study

Rachel Sackett, Morgan Ivey, Terrance Orange, Randall Sheffield, Nabeel Siddiqi, Shiv Dhiman, Savita Arya

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During routine dissection of 10 cadavers that originated from the Body Donor Program at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine South Georgia, an 82-year-old female with a Baker's cyst anomaly located medially in the right popliteal fossa was encountered. The Baker's cyst contained synovial fluid in a thick bursal covering. This finding is suggestive of pathology in the knee joint, such as arthritis or a tear in cartilage or ligaments. This case study analyzes the Baker's cyst found during dissection and its clinical significance.

Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - May 4 2022


  • baker's cyst
  • popliteal cyst
  • intra-articular knee disorders
  • popliteal synovial cysts


  • Medicine and Health Sciences

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